SYCAMORE - Leispic had a few plays in their playbook they didn't go to in the first half against Mohawk.

When they unleashed their full playbook in the second half the Warriors didn't have an answer. The Vikings dominated play in the second half and turned a pair of Mohawk turnovers into scores as they downed the Warriors 40-14 in a Division VII, Region 26 playoff game.

The win sends the Vikings (10-1) into the regional semi-finals next Friday night against McComb at a site to be determined Sunday by the OHSAA. The Panthers advanced with a win over Patrick Henry Saturday night in their regional quarterfinal game.

Leipsic and Mohawk went into halftime tied 14-14 after the Vikings tied the game when Tyler Hiegel caught a nine yard scoring pass from Dylan Schroeder with 1:36 left in the half.

Mohawk had the ball first in the second half, but were forced to punt after picking up a first down. Leipsic took over at their own 35 and immediately connected for a big play as Schroeder hit Cole Rieman for 58 yards down the right sideline to the Warrior seven yard line. This was Rieman's first game back in the Viking lineup since having ankle surgery right before the McComb game.

Two plays after the pass, Schroeder followed his offensive lines blocking and into the endzone for a score. After an offside penalty on the extra point by Mohawk, the Vikinsg elected to go for two points, but it failed.

With the lead the Viking defense took control of the game on their side of the ball.

After a big run by the Mohawk quarterback to the Vikings 17, two plays left the Warriors facing a third an 10. On third down, the Warriors attempted a pass that was intercepted by Hiegel at the Leipsic nine. The Vikinsg turned the turnover into points as they went 91 yards in 11 plays as Schroeder hit Kaiden Rader with a 15 yard scoring strike in the back of the endzone.

One play after the kickoff, the Vikings again had the ball back when they forced a fumble on a Mohawk run that they recovered at the Mohawk 34. The Vikings needed seven plays to reach the endzone as Schroeder called his own number and found a seam for a four yard scoring run. With the extra point Leipsic had a 33-14 lead with 11:33 left to play.

On the Warriors next possession, a sack on first down put Mohawk in a hole. After two incomplete passes, the Warriors were forced to punt. Their punter rolled to his right for a rugby style kick, but had it partially blocked giving the Vikings good field position as the Mokawk 36. Mixing the run and pass, the Vikings moved to the Warrior seven before Schroeder dropped back and hit Juan Pena with a seven yard scoring strike. With the extra point the Vikings had a 40-14 lead.

On the ensuing kickoff, the kick hit an upman for the Warriors with the Vikings recovering the ball at their own 49. Leipsic slowly worked the ball down the field until they reached the Warrior 21. That's when the Leipsic coaches pulled their starters and sent out the second team to finish the game.